Lorna Mc Leod

  • Eugene US-OR

Summary

Proficient with both Windows and Mac platforms including word processing, data base, spreadsheet, presentation, and desktop publishing software: Word, WordPerfect, others; Excel and others; Access; PowerPoint; Microsoft Publisher, Quark Xpress, InDesign.

Deadline-driven; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; well organized; excel at managing people, materials, and time.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2003 - Present

owner

Lorna D. McLeod, Inc.
Apr 2008 - Apr 2010

Contributing Editor, BioProcess International

Informa Healthcare USA
  • Interviewed industry insiders for articles regarding industry events
  • Wrote articles of interest to biopharmaceutical industry
  • Represented magazine at industry conferences and trade shows
  • Edited articles written by scientists in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Copyedited and proofed written materials for accuracy, clarity, and style
  • Communicated with both authors and advertisers
  • Performed clerical details such as handling mail
Jan 2006 - May 2007

Managing Editor, BioExecutive International

Informa Healthcare USA
  • Managed day-to-day work of editorial department
  • Supervised associate editor and artist/designer
  • Worked with designer on magazine cover
  • Communicated with authors from article conception to publication
  • Researched industry news and events
  • Interviewed executives and entrepreneurs in biopharmaceutical field
  • Wrote articles and news based on interviews and research
  • Served as liaison between editorial and remote management and production departments
  • Coordinated calendars and schedules for editorial department using spreadsheets, databases
  • Fostered relationships with industry insiders
  • Represented magazine at conferences and trade shows
Oct 1999 - Jun 2003

Managing Editor, BioPharm International

Advanstar Communications
  • Supervised three editors and one artist
  • Acted as de facto editor in chief during several months without one
  • Served as liaison between editorial staff and remote management
  • Acquired manuscripts, worked with authors from conception to publication
  • Worked with designer to acquire artwork with no budget
  • Coordinated work with 30-person editorial advisory board (EIB)
  • Participated in budgeting and other planning
  • Piloted the magazine into the international market
  • Oversaw scheduling, tracking, deadlines for staff, EIB, and authors
  • Made decisions regarding content, layout, style
  • Was promoted from assistant to associate to managing editor within three years
  • Received Chairman's Award for Outstanding Service in 2003 for lassuming eadership role

Education

Education
Sep 1993 - Jun 1995

BA

Southern Oregon University
Sep 1981 - Jun 1983

Central Oregon Community College

Skills

Skills

Computer Skills

I am proficient in Word and WordPerfect, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I am competent with Quark Xpress and InDesign.